Raspberry Leaf: The Pregnancy Gift You Didn’t Expect!

Raspberry Leaf: The Pregnancy Gift You Didn’t Expect!

The journey through pregnancy is an exciting yet perplexing one, as you’re never sure whether you’re doing the right thing by both you and your baby, especially when it comes to food and drink. There are so many “dos and don’ts” that seem to work for so many others, but not necessarily you. What we’ve found is that there are no rights or wrongs, there is only you and your baby and how your body feels and responds to what you give it that actually matters. So don’t discard something without trying it first, if you don’t like it, you can always give it to someone in your antenatal class, and that includes raspberry leaf tea.

In the weeks approaching your due date many women today are slowly re-learning the health benefits of raspberry leaf tea, which could potentially be the little herbal pregnancy gift you never knew needed. Nor did you realise that it could help you decide whether or not have a natural birth or a c-section, if one of your primary concerns is not being in labour (and pain) for hours and hours. Drinking a cup of raspberry leaf tea daily in the last trimester (33 weeks onwards, (do not drink it before!!) helps prepare your uterus for childbirth naturally.

Raspberry leaf has been used by pregnant women for countless centuries, containing a host of nutritional and restorative benefits for the body including vitamins A, B, C & E, niacin, selenium, iron and magnesium, as well as high amounts of calcium which can aid in pain relief in the nervous system. Additionally, it is important to remember that a significant percentage of what you consume in your pregnancy is also provided to your unborn child. These are good vitamins and minerals to be providing during its final growth phases.

Raspberry Leaf’s major component is Fragarine. This chemical compound promotes not only the toning and strengthening of the uterine muscles, but also tones the pelvic floor. This chemical compound makes it the perfect aid to prepare for labour stimulating the uterus and encouraging contractions whilst giving birth, whilst also decreasing excessive postpartum bleeding.

Drinking a cup of raspberry leaf tea daily in the last trimester (33 weeks onwards, please do not drink it before) helps prepare your uterus. Gradually increasing this to three cups a day whilst preparing for labour will aid in terms of a boost of contractions, it also has the added bonus of being able to help with expulsion post-delivery. 

This undeniably excellent little herb is included in Starlight, the natural and herbal pregnancy gift box by Primrose + Ginger because ours is to support every mother to be at every step of her pregnancy journey.

For pregnancy gift boxes that are curated with purpose and intention: to nurture, heal and protect on the road to welcoming your baby into the world, choose Primrose + Ginger. Now, if it’s a girl and she comes into the world really easy and quick, perhaps you can call her Primrose, let's face it, it's a pretty name and we'd love it. Let us know though at: E: hello@primroseandginger.co.uk